|New Ford CEO Jim Hackett is doing a lot more right than wrong. Having a 100-Day Action Plan to guide executive onboarding is Job #1. He’s got one and it makes a lot of sense. The one build is for him to remember that his first 100-days are like the first sprint in a marathon. What he gets done in his first 100-days is far more important for the future it sets up than for the immediate results.
The insights Hackett shared with me about how environment impacts culture are as relevant today as they were then. The insights he, Procter & Gamble’s A.G. Lafley, Ideo’s Tim Brown and Hewlett-Packard’s Meg Whitman got to together about when to deploy evolution, revolutionary or blended innovation still drive much of Hackett’s own design thinking.